Facilities - Reading, Writing, Research
The Decker Library provides a wide range of services and facilities for research and instruction. More than 110,000 books and 130,000 e-books, over 300 current journal titles, over 6,500 DVDs, not just art; through catalog access to nearly 2000 films on demand streaming videos, over 400 journals in the collection, not counting online full-text access. The main focus of the collections is in the visual arts and design, while maintaining a broad, balanced collection in the humanities. All MFA and MA Thesis documentation is submitted to and made available in the library.
Bunting Center, 1st Floor
The Writing Studio welcomes all MICA students, including those who speak and write English as a second language. Tutors will assist with a variety of a writing tasks: writing assignments for any MICA course, artist statements, cover letters, resumes, and grant applications. Some ELL students struggle with presentations and critiques, and tutors will work with them on conversational English, to help alleviate those challenges.
Mary Walsh, Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bunting Center, B452
The Learning Resource Center welcomes all MICA students, those who establish eligibility for disability support services and those who may wish to improve time management and academic skills. Our staff coordinates a range of services and also meets with students in private, one-on-one sessions.
4th Floor, B458
GRADUATE ELL INSTRUCTION
Graduate student English Language Learner (ELL) instruction is supported through Academic Skills Workshops designed for non-native English speakers. Workshops support graduate–level reading comprehension, increase academic vocabulary, and expose students to a wide variety of academic and art-industry articles to prepare students to write clear papers and deliver effective presentations. Graduate MFA students, in their culminating year, may enroll in advanced workshops paying special attention to the rhetorical appeals, devices, and stylistic conventions needed to strengthen their thesis proposals. A language assessment during orientation determines if workshops are appropriate for individual students.
The Writing Studio provides individualized writing tutoring for students regardless of language background or proficiency level.
MICA’s Center for Social Design is dedicated to preparing the next generation of creative leaders through collaborative practice-based learning opportunities, exploring social issues, testing processes & defining the future of design. The Center offers a variety of curricular and programmatic opportunities including an inter-disciplinary, project-based studio bringing together students and outside partners from government, nonprofit and business sectors to collaborate on innovative solutions to social problems.
Fred Lazarus IV Center, L170
Michael Weikert, Director, email@example.com
Lee Davis, Co-Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky Slogeris, Associate, email@example.com
MICA’s Center for Design Thinking conducts practical research on graphic design while providing opportunities for MICA faculty and students to engage in the publishing process. Working with Princeton Architectural Press, the Center has published a series of world-renowned books, including Graphic Design: The New Basics, Graphic Design Thinking, and Type on Screen. Income from publishing projects serves to fund special research and to provide grants to graduate students to assist with research, design, and production.
Ellen Lupton, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Art Education provides professional development graduate programs and institutes for artists, educators, and community arts professionals. The Hurwitz Study Center features a reading library for faculty and students to intermix, conference, work collaboratively and study.
Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies
Karen Lee Carroll Ed.D.
Dean, Center for Art Education &
Florence Gaskins Harper Endowed Chair